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President Obama is pushing hard to get a health care bill passed this year, the AP reports.
The New York Times outlines the tax hikes planned to pay for the health care plan.
Sonia Sotomayor’s grilling continued (the Washington Post.)
As usual, the American League won the all star game.
Authorities are pursuing Michael Jackson’s medical records, the Los Angeles Times says.
Political analysts are trying to make sense of Sarah Palin’s surprise announcement she is quitting as governor of Alaska, ABC News reports.
North Korea has test-fired more missiles, CNN says.
For the first time since 9/11, visitors can climb to the crown of the Statue of Liberty, the New York Times reports.
Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been found shot to death, the Associated Press says.
Newsday says the probe into Michael Jackson’s death is focusing upon a powerful sedative.
Debris found in the ocean may be the missing Air France plane, the New York Times reports.
GM may succeed in selling Saturn, the Wall Street Journal says.
The outline of Barack Obama’s health care plan is taking shape, Politico reports.
A Muslim convert has been arrested for the Arkansas recruiting center shooting, CNN reports.
General Motors has filed for bankruptcy, CNN reports.
An Air France plane with 228 people on board is missing over the Atlantic.
Mivina Dean, the last known survivor of the Titanic, has died.
The disputed Minnesota Senate election goes to the Minnesota Supreme Court today, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Unemployment in the U.S. in May probably topped 9 percent for the first time in 25 years, Bloomberg reports.
Thousands rallied in a socially conservative part of California in support of gay marriage, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Cleveland suffers another sports disaster as the Cleveland Cavaliers lose to the Orlando Magic. The Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers will play for the NBA championship.
Internet singing phenom Susan Boyle unexpected finishes in second place in the “Britain’s Got Talent” finals.
An alliance that includes Canadians and Russians has reached a deal to buy General Motors’ European operations, the New York Times reports.
The Times notes that both sides are focusing on racial issues as the debate continues of Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
The Los Angeles Lakers have eliminated the Denver Nuggets, ESPN reports. The Lakers will play either the Orlando Magic or the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship.
Jay Leno says “goodbye” to the Tonight Show, Reuters reports.
Only deep budget cuts can rescue California’s budget, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Documents suggest Nancy Pelosi is not telling the truth about what she knew about torture interrogations, the New York Times reports.
The unemployment rate rose, but the worst of the recession may be over, the New York Times reports.
The White House aide who authorized the controversial Air Force One flyover of New York City has been forced out, Reuters reports.
The New York Times reports that “grass-roots antipirate militias” are forming in Somalia.
South Africa’s new president has to decide which of his three wives will become the first lady, reports the Washington Post.